Prednisone is a prescription medication originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prednisone is used to treat many conditions including allergies, Crohn’s disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In cases of COPD, Prednisone is usually prescribed for a short term in order to control acute flare-ups. Prednisone is not recommended for ongoing maintenance of COPD. In general, it is best to minimize the length of time you take Prednisone in order to avoid serious side effects.
Prednisone may not be appropriate for pregnant women or people who have systemic fungal infections.
Prednisone is a corticosteroid, a type of hormone that ... read more